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What exactly defines an Ivy League school?

Hey guys! I'm a bit confused about what makes a school an Ivy League, beyond just being prestigious. Are there certain criteria they meet? Is there a specific definition? If anyone has any insight into this topic, I'd really appreciate it!

9 months ago

Hey there! I can definitely help clarify the Ivy League for you. The term 'Ivy League' actually refers to a specific group of eight private universities located in the Northeastern United States. These universities are known for their high academic standards, selectivity, and prestige. The institutions that make up the Ivy League are: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.

The term 'Ivy League' originally came from the athletic conference these schools were a part of, named the 'Ivy Group.' Over time, the term transformed to represent their academic distinction as well. While not all prestigious universities are classified as Ivy League (take MIT, Stanford, and Duke as examples), these schools are held in high regard by many and continue to be called by this nickname to reference their status. It's important to note that a great education can be found at institutions beyond Ivy League schools, so be sure to explore all your options and find the best fit for you! Good luck!

9 months ago

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